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TALKIN’ TRASH: The Trouble with Litter

According to a 2009 litter survey, more than 51 billion pieces of litter appear alongside American roads each year — 6,729 items per mile of roadway! In the 40 years between study in 1969 and the 2009 study, paper, metal, … Continue reading

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TALKIN’ TRASH: Recycling Odds and Ends, Part II

Last time I talked about how to properly dispose of odd items that you don’t have to get rid of very often but that still need to be kept out of the landfill. This time I’d like to give you … Continue reading

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TALKIN’ TRASH: Recycling Odds and Ends, Part I

Have you ever wondered about how to properly dispose of those odd items? By that I mean the ones that you don’t have to get rid of very often, which means that trying to figure out what to do with … Continue reading

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Butt Ugly

What would you guess is the most collected litter at Pemaquid Watershed Association’s annual cleanup around Pemaquid Point? Beverage cans and bottles? Food wrappers? Plastic bags? Wrong. Twice as many cigarette butts are picked up than all those other types … Continue reading

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Light As A Feather, and With Us Forever

What’s bright white, weighs almost nothing, and is probably in all of our houses in one form or another? Whipped cream? No. It’s expanded polystyrene! Often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam (a trade-marked product made by Dow Chemical which is … Continue reading

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Composting Basics

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The key to making healthy compost, as in living a healthy life, is balance. Healthy compost has a balance between the ingredients and the moisture and oxygen levels. The microbes that break down the ingredients need the right amount of … Continue reading

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